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Q. Is it safe to get a mole removed?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 22, 2016 and last reviewed on: Aug 27, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have a small, flat mole on my nose bridge. How can I remove it? Please recommend the best method with your professional advice.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your query and concern.

  • With your descriptions, since mole is flat means you have a superficial melanocytic nevus.
  • If you want to get it removed, then I would recommend you shave excision under local anesthesia by a dermatologist. This procedure has very good cosmetic results. I have done around thousand of cases with this procedure with minimal to no scarring.
  • The other options are TCA (trichloroacetic acid) cautery, radiofrequency cautery and Nd:YAG laser treatment (Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet).

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Thank you doctor,

Is shave excision a painful procedure? Do you think laser as a better option? What are the side effects? I heard somewhere that it is not a good idea to get a mole removed as it can contain cancer cells. How true is this?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Shave excision done under local anesthesia is a single sitting procedure. In this Xylocaine 2% 1 mL (Lidocaine) will be given in an insulin syringe, which is a tiny one. So, little pin prick pain occurs and after that the area gets numb. You will not feel any pain.
  • Laser treatment requires five to six sitting in the gap of one month interval and after that the chances of recurrence is more with this.
  • You have wrong perceptions regarding mole excision. If you do not remove this, then the chance of getting cancer is more. So, better you get it removed.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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